Peter Dutton slams ‘stupidity’ of lying teens at centre of COVID-19 threat
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has blasted two Queensland teenagers who allegedly lied on their border declaration passes, avoiding quarantine.
The two 19-year-olds have tested positive to coronavirus after returning to Queensland from Melbourne, via Sydney.
A police investigation is underway into the circumstances of how they were able to return to Brisbane when they should have been in hotel quarantine.
It has prompted fears of a COVID-19 outbreak as contact tracers scramble to identify the women’s locations after they allegedly failed to self-isolate.
“It beggars belief that we could see such stupidity,” Mr Dutton told Ray Hadley.
“I think people need to start thinking about the consequences of their actions.
“If somebody dies as a result of this it may be a different investigation altogether.”
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